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Which Is Safer Ibuprofin Or Naproxin
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): In small amounts. Hi doses might damage your liver. ...Read more
Whichever works.: They are complimentary medications. Some respond better to one than the other. Can be taken together or on an alternating schedule. ...Read more
Both: Depending on the mg dose they both may be effective! Take it with food, both can cause bleeding from your stomach! We all respond sometimes differently to these drugs! If you have no other medical problems the try the max dose of one and if not effective try the other! If pain continues despite medication then you should have a thorough medical evaluation of your pain! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Ibuprofen might be: more effective. NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can v pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
Not the same: Hi Lucy, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen do not work the same and the doses do not compare. The amount of pain they reduce will depend on the issue being treated and may vary from person to person. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is well known for treating fevers and headaches, but does not treat inflammation as well as an NSAID like ibuprofen. Always follow prescribed dosing. ...Read more
Neither one.: Acetaminophen is not good for a hangover b/c it can be toxic in high doses to the liver which may already be impaired after metabolizing alcohol. Ibuprofen is less injurious to the liver but increases the risk of GI bleeding which goes up after drinking alcohol. The best treatment would be to rest & drink plenty of fluids including water and electrolyte sport drinks. ...Read more
Is aspirin an effective anti-inflammatory or should one use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for a sprained knee?
You know your body: There is no one best medication for everybody. You should always stay within the recommended dosage on the packaging and discontinue it if you have side effects. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory, but it may control your pain. If your symptoms are not improving, you should be evaluated. All of those medications may have side effects with prolonged use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Different anti-inflammatories work differently on different patient---some work and some don't whereas they work for other wells and others not. Basically you will not know until you try. ...Read more
Same: They are the same medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
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